MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 28

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 28

MLB.com Stars of the Game: Tuesday, Aug. 28
Each day, MLB.com selects one player from each game whose performance stands out:

Pedro Alvarez | Pirates 9, Cardinals 0
Alvarez went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, including a pair of mammoth home runs, an RBI double and a splendid play in the field.
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Johnny Cueto | Reds 5, D-backs 2
Cueto became baseball's first 17-game winner by holding Arizona to two runs on four hits in seven innings.
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Yovani Gallardo | Brewers 4, Cubs 1
Gallardo struck out nine over seven innings to improve to 5-0 in August.
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Phil Hughes | Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1
Phil Hughes tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Yankees maintained their AL East edge by evening their series with the Jays.
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Hisashi Iwakuma | Mariners 5, Twins 2
Iwakuma yielded only one hit -- a one-out single in the fith -- over six strong innings to win his third straight decision.
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Ian Kinsler | Rangers 1, Rays 0
Kinsler hit a solo homer off James Shields for the game's sole run.
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Nick Markakis | Orioles 6, White Sox 0
Markakis' three-run double in the second inning gave starter Chris Tillman all the cushion he needed to defeat Chris Sale and the White Sox for the Orioles' fourth straight win.
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Mike Moustakas | Royals 9, Tigers 8
Moustakas delivered the go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth as part of a three-hit night in which he also drove in three runs to help the Royals win the series opener.
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Brandon Moss | A's 7, Indians 0
After putting the A's on the board with an RBI single for the only run the pitching staff would need, Moss later supplied a two-run shot to add to Oakland's haul.
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Wilin Rosario | Rockies 8, Dodgers 4
Rosario drove in three runs and belted his team-leading 22nd homer, tying him with Carlton Fisk (1972) for sixth most all-time for a rookie catcher.
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Justin Ruggiano | Marlins 9, Nationals 0
Ruggiano set the tone against Stephen Strasburg with a first-inning homer, and he finished with a career-high four hits.
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Hector Sanchez | Giants 3, Astros 2
After Joaquin Arias' pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth tied the game, Sanchez's pinch-hit RBI single provided the game-winning run.
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Kelly Shoppach | Mets 9, Phillies 5
Shoppach laced a game-tying RBI double in the eighth and then capped a four-run 10th inning with a two-run homer.
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Mike Trout | Angels 6, Red Sox 5
After becoming the youngest player to hit 25 homers and steal 40 bases, the superstar rookie hit a game-tying single as the Angels rallied to stun the struggling Red Sox.
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Dan Uggla | Braves 2, Padres 0
Uggla hit a long home run for his 1,000th career hit, while Kris Medlen pitched eight innings to run his scoreless streak to 28 1/3.
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